Thursday, April 30, 2009

TAKS!!! Not so good, to great!!!

So Tuesday was the big day for the 7th Grade Math teachers in Texas. Not only do the students get stressed out but the teachers really do also. There is soooo much emphasis on this test and administrators sometimes use it to reflect the teachers teaching ability and so I was pretty stressed. Thomas was not around because he left Monday morning at 3:30 a.m for Bonham to work on his bbq pit so I had to be by myself and stressed. I have been talking to Thomas about how stressful it is probably all year. So Tuesday they were taking it and I was so nervous for the kids...we tried as hard as we could to cover everything and get them to understand it but it was so nerveracking. SO all in all it wasn't that great of a day but then during 7th period a student told me to go by the office before 8th period and I was questionable but didn't think anything of it. Then the assistant principal and another teacher came in my classroom and was holding this GORGEOUS arrangement of a dozen yellow roses with hints of little pink flowers. I was blown away and soooo happy. All the kids were excited and wanted to know who it was from. I absolutely loved them and he totally got me. Then I read the card and it said "Good Luck with the TAKS tests!" The assistant principal and teacher told me to hold on to him and I definately will. It was so sweet and made me feel so much better.

Thomas came in at 1:00 this morning from Bonham...I am glad I got to see him because I felt like I haven't seen him in forever. The nights we were not together I had horrible dreams but last night I finally got a good nights sleep. I hated leaving him this morning because I won't get to see him again till Sunday but we will manage:)

I am super excited about my cousin's wedding this weekend. It is going to be a blast. Thomas's friend is getting married too so that's why we won't be together.

Oh...this past weekend we went to Port Aransas for Heather's Bachelorette and it was a blast. It was soooo much fun and relaxing. I had a little too much to drink Saturday night but it was so much fun. I threw up 5 times on the way home was horrible but I wasn't thinking about that Saturday night...I was just thinking about partying.

Last weekend Thomas also got me my pink fishing rod I have been wanting forever and a pink fishing shirt. Now I just need to go fishing and put it to use.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I can't keep up!!!

I have been a bad blogger lately. I have not been able to keep up with it. Usually I blogged when I was giving a math test but we haven't given on lately and we have been teaching from bell to bell so I have no time at my desk. TAKS test is upon us and so we are throwing so much at the kids so they understand it. I think we could talk and teach till our faces turn blue and the kids would still not understand but at least we can say we did everything we could. So I did not get the job at Hays :( But oh well...I wanted it but I didn't because then I would be stuck doing the exact same thing I am doing here. So I just got to keep trying. I really wish I could find the job of my dreams...Elementary PE...I would be so happy. OR at least something out of the math field. OR just maybe anywhere but here...I'm not as picky as I started. Anyways...enough about work.

Thomas and I had our 1 year of "dating" anniversary Monday. We celebrated some this past weekend. He took me to the River Walk in San Antonio and we stayed in a hotel. We went to supper that evening and then went to bed at 8:30...we were tired. Then we woke up early and walked the River Walk and went to a Wax Museum and Ripley's believe it or not. Then we walked to the Alamo and went in and looked around. We headed to Shiner early because we had our Annual Chumchal Reunion. That was alright too but I was so tired. We still had a good time. Sunday was Joane's 40th birthday. It was so nice to be there and celebrate with her. Sunday we headed back home to San Marcos. I gave Thomas a Bobcat thing for his truck and the DVD collection of Band of Brothers...he really wanted it. We started watching it and at first I wasn't that into it but then as we watched all 10 hours over the past 3 days, I really started liking it. It was really good. In case you are wondering, Band of Brothers was a mini series on HBO about the Paratroopers that fought the Germans. It really is an awesome story. That's about it that is new with me. This weekend is Heather's Bachelorette Party in Port's going to be so much fun. I can't wait.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Been Awhile...

Man it has been awhile since I have had time to blog. Probably because the past 3 weeks we have been teaching from the beginning to the very end of class everyday. TAKS test is 2 1/2 weeks away but it has been a crazy few weeks trying to cram evrything lesson we have left in. Yesterday I had a job ionterview at Hays...I hope I get it...I really hate interviews but hopefully I did alright. I would be teaching Math and Coaching but it will hopefully be better there than where I am at right now. If not I have put my application in at many other places so hopefully I will hear from other schools soon. It's exciting and scary all at the same time. Since I last blogged, we now only have 37 more days of school. Today is my last day to throw a lesson at the students that will be on their TAKS tests. The next 2 weeks we will review for the TAKS test and then after that we have 1 chapter left to cover. Everything is finally coming to an end. I thought at the beginning of the year I would never make it. I can't wait to actually get a new job and start packing everything out of my classroom. It will be so nice. In a week and a half Thomas and I will be dating for a year!!! Crazy that it went that fast. I am so happy and love him so much. Anyways...that's about it...figured I'd catch up and blog a little before Easter Break.

Happy Easter Everyone!!!